- BA/BSc (Windsor)
- MBA (Alberta)
- PhD (Alberta)
My research is motivated by my non-academic work experiences. My research crosses two streams, Family Business and Business Families and, second, Indigenous Peoples and Entrepreneurship. In my research I want to understand success factors for both business activities and the families or people who engage in business.
- Is it better to govern managers via agency or stewardship? Examining asymmetries by family versus nonfamily affiliation. James, A.E., Jennings, J.E., Jennings, P.D. Family Business Review 30 (forthcoming)
- Bifurcated HR practices in family firms: Insights from the normative-adaptive approach to stepfamilies. Jennings, J.E., Dempsey, D., James, A.E. Human Resource Management Review 28(1), 68-82 (2018)
- When family members are also business owners: Implications of business ownership for family theory and research. Jennings, J.E., Breitkreuz, R.S., James, A.E. Family Relations 62(3), 472-489 (2013)
- Theories from family science: A review and roadmap for family business research. Jennings, J.E., Breitkreuz, R.S., James, A.E. Invited chapter in Melin, L., Nordqvist, M., Sharma, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Family Business. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (2013)
- Worlds apart? Re-bridging the distance between family science and family business research. James, A.E., Jennings, J.E., Breitkreuz, R.S. Family Business Review 25(1), 89-110 (2012)
Selected Awards and Honours
- 2017 SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Indigenous entrepreneurship.
- 2016 KPMG Family Enterprise Research Grant (with B. Sundararajan, B. Foster) $10,000
- 2012 J Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award
- 2009 FERC–FEUSA Doctoral Fellowship
- COMM 3308/BUSI 6006 - Managing the Family Enterprise
- COMM 3307 & MGMT 3907 - New Venture Creation